Program Objectives

The Carpentry program prepares students to practise the trade of carpenter in different sectors, mostly in residential, institutional and commercial construction and in civil engineering and road works. Carpenters carry out a variety of tasks, such as laying out projects and buildings; pouring concrete footings, foundations and walls; making concrete columns, slabs, beams and stairs; building wood or metal floors and walls; building roofs; setting up scaffolding and temporary structures; installing doors and windows; insulating building envelopes and various other building elements; building permanent and temporary divisions; finishing the interior and exterior of a building; building wood stairs; installing modular furniture; and coordinating, analyzing, collecting, calculating and comparing data, particularly when establishing an estimate for repairs or remodelling. They are also required to develop skills in communication, teamwork and interpersonal relationships with people outside the company. Finally they must adjust, control, handle and operate machinery and materials with precision.

Program Content

Code Statement of Competency Hours Credits
754-992 To protect health, safety and physical integrity on construction sites 30 2
761-651 To determine their suitability for the trade and the training process 15 1
761-665 To use hand tools and portable electric tools to join materials 75 5
761-676 To process information contained in drawings, specifications and sketches 90 6
761-683 To do planning calculations 45 3
761-694 To perform alignment and levelling operations 60 4
761-703 To perform scaffolding, lifting and handling operations 45 3
761-716 To build and install furniture and finishing accessories 90 6
761-727 To construct forms for footings, foundation walls and concrete walls 105 7
761-732 To perform operations related to the construction of deep foundations 30 2
761-747 To construct forms for concrete columns, beams, slabs and stairs 105 7
761-754 To frame floors 60 4
761-766 To frame walls 90 6
761-777 To build roofs 105 7
761-783 To perform insulating, soundproofing and ventilation operations 45 3
761-797 To do exterior finishing work 105 7
761-808 To do interior finishing work 120 8
761-818 To build wood stairs 120 8
761-821 To prepare to enter the work force 15 1
1350 90

Admission Conditions and Prerequisites

To be eligible for admission to this program, candidates must meet one of the following requirements:

Persons holding a Secondary School Diploma or its recognized equivalent, for example, an Attestation of Equivalence of Secondary V studies, or a postsecondary diploma such as the Diploma of College Studies or a Bachelor's degree
OR
Persons who are at least 16 years of age on September 30 of the school year in which their training is to begin and have earned the Secondary IV credits in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in the programs of study established by the Minister, or have been granted recognition for equivalent learning
OR
Persons who are at least 18 years of age upon entry into the program and have the following functional prerequisites: the successful completion of the General Development Test (see the following table), or recognition of equivalent learning
OR
Persons who have obtained Secondary III credits in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in programs established by the Minister are required to pursue general education courses, concurrently with their vocational training, in order to obtain the Secondary IV credits they lack in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in programs established by the Minister.

Functional Prerequisites

A person who has reached the age of 18 can be admitted to a program of study leading to a Diploma of vocational studies (DVS) based on functional prerequisites. These prerequisites, in place for those aged at least 18 years at the start date declared for the vocational training program, are: successful completion of the general development test (GDT) and obtaining and passing the tests relative to the specific prerequisites in the language of instruction and mathematics, if applicable.

This table indicates the new course codes for common core basic education (CCBE) and diversified basic education (DBE) required for the specific prerequisites in language of instruction and mathematics for the targeted program of study. In the cases where the new course codes for the CCBE and the DBE are in progressive implementation, the old codes are indicated in parenthesis and are still valid. The equivalent course codes in basic education in the youth sector are also indicated in the table. When a DVS does not require any specific prerequisites in language of instruction or in mathematics, a (-) will be displayed in the appropriate field. Please note that the functional prerequisites do not apply to attestation of vocational specialty (AVS) programs.

Specific Prerequisites

Language of instructionSecond languageMathematics
AdultsYouthAdultsYouthAdultsYouth
ENG-3101-1 et ENG-3102-2 ou (ENG-3070-3)632-306 ou (630-316)----

Educational Organizations Offering the Program

Schedule:

Laurentides

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Places available
Admission by waiting list
Course full
CS Sir-Wilfrid-Laurier (Laurentides)
Vocational Training Centre Group Status D/E Start Date
Centre de formation Construc-Plus Vocational Centre c223a D Feb. 13th, 2023
INSC_CARP D To be determined
c221a D Sept. 12th, 2022

Montérégie

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Places available
Admission by waiting list
Course full
New Frontiers SB
Vocational Training Centre Group Status D/E Start Date
C.F.P. Châteauguay Valley (CVCEC) D Continuous entry
D Continuous entry
D Continuous entry
D Continuous entry
FEB 16/23 D Feb. 16th, 2023
MAY 2/23 D May 2nd, 2023
AUG 14/23 D Aug. 14th, 2023
NOV 15/23 D Nov. 15th, 2023
FEB 6/24 D Feb. 6th, 2024
APR 19/24 D Apr. 19th, 2024
RAC-Carp D Continuous entry
MAR 21/22 D Mar. 21st, 2022
AUG 2/22 D Aug. 2nd, 2022
SEPT 22/22 D Sept. 22nd, 2022
JAN 10/23 D Jan. 10th, 2023

Montréal

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Admission by waiting list
Course full
CSS de Montréal
Vocational Training Centre Group Status D/E Start Date
École des métiers de la construction de Montréal CRA20 D Oct. 24th, 2022

Nord-du-Québec

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Admission by waiting list
Course full
CS Kativik
Vocational Training Centre Group Status D/E Start Date
C.F.P. du Nunavik 1 D Periodic entry

Carpenter-Joiner

Carpenter-joiners build buildings, install and repair cabinets, stairs, doors, windows and structures. They demolish, insulate walls and ceilings, and finish the interior and exterior of buildings. This is a rigorous and rewarding trade in the construction industry that requires numeracy skills, excellent vision, and good balance, even at heights. It is suitable for people who are perfectionists, analytical and who know how to show initiative.

Related Training(s)

Cabinetmaking
Masonry: Bricklaying
Tiling

Average Salary

Carpenter-Joiner — $28.75

Job Titles

Carpenter-joiner
Kitchen cupboard and vanity installer